For a century and a half, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the nation’s oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants. It’s the birthplace of Chinese America, and to some extent, the broader Asian America.
Now, Chinatown faces powerful economic and demographic challenges as the city undergoes an unprecedented boom in tech jobs.
Euan and Risa first met in Singapore in 2012 when they were paddling for the same canoe team together. Things moved pretty fast from there on and they decided to get married in June 2013 and then moved to Hawaii for Risa’s work as a media consultant and documentary maker.
Generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have helped make America what it is today. Their histories recall bitter hardships and proud accomplishments, from the laborers who connected our coasts over one-and-a-half centuries ago, to the patriots who fought overseas while their families were interned at home, to the innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving our Nation's economic growth in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Janet Lee is a serial small-space nester. She has lived in a dozen pocket-sized spaces. Although not a professional decorator, (by day, she is a mild-mannered TV producer) she is a true design enthusiast. Each apartment along the way has become a personal decorating lab where Lee has created and road-tested posh, portable and affordable ways to live large and proud in her petite pad.
We just LOVE her ideas!
Jen Chu is a freelance set designer, interior decorator, and avid photo-taker...or you can just call her the 'Asian Martha Stewart'. Chu lived in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, for six years, in a teeny-tiny bedroom about the size of a cargo van.
Being from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chu naturally gravitated towards foggy beaches, big trees, and old houses with excessively ornate moulding.
New Year's Eve is the best night of the year to create your own custom cocktail for a celebration.
Now that all the presents are unwrapped, it's time for a last call for 2014. But the celebration is only getting started as we toast to a new year. If you are hosting a New Year's Eve bash, you will want to have some mixed drink recipes ready on hand. These easy New Year's cocktails will have you and your guests celebrating with smiles.
TOP SHELF TOAST
.5oz CÎROC Amaretto
.5oz Simple Syrup
.5oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Japan is regarded among the American public and opinion leaders as the most important country in Asia, according to the results of an annual survey by the Foreign Ministry.
It was the first time in four years that the survey, released Friday, found that both U.S. groups viewed Japan in such a positive light.